Intelligent Power Module and Gate Drive Interface Optocouplers

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The HCPL-4506 intelligent power module (IPM) and gate drive optocouplers contains an AlGaAs LED. The LED is optically coupled to an integrated high gain photo detector. Minimized propagation delay difference between devices makes this optocoupler an excellent solution for improving inverter efficiency through reduced switching dead time.

An on chip 20 kohm output pull-up resistor can be enabled by shorting output pins 6 and 7, thus eliminating the need for an external pull-up resistor in common IPM applications. Specifications and performance plots are given for typical IPM applications.



  • Performance Specified for Common IPM Applications over Industrial Temperature Range: -40 degree C to 100 degree C
  • Fast Maximum Propagation Delays:
    tPHL = 480 ns, tPLH = 550 ns
  • Minimized Pulse Width Distortion PWD = 450 ns
  • 15 kV/ms Minimum Common Mode Transient Immunity at VCM = 1500V
  • CTR>44% at IF = 10 mA
  • Safety Approval
UL Recognized - 3750 V rms/ 1 min., 5000 V rms/1 min. for option 020
CSA Approved
IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-2 Approved - VIORM = 630 V peak for option 060
  • Options available are:
020 = UL 5000 V rms/1 minute Option
060 = IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-2 Option
300 = Gull Wing Lead Option
500 = Tape and Reel Packaging Option
XXXE = Lead Free Option


  • IPM Isolation
  • Isolated IGBT/MOSFET Gate Drive
  • AC and Brushless DC Motor Drives
  • Industrial Inverters

Lifecycle Status


Substance Compliance

  • RoHS
    Pb & Pb-free options available
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Product Type 1 MBd Transistor Optocoupler
RoHS6 Compliant Pb & Pb-free options available
Package 300mil DIP
IF Min. (mA) 10.0
CTR Min. (%) 44.0
Prop Delay (tPLH) Max. (µs) 0.65
Prop Delay (tPHL) Max. (µs) 0.4
PDD Max (µs) 0.5
CMR (min.) (V/µs) 15000.0
Vcm (V) 1500.0
UL Insulation Rating Viso (VRMS) 5000
IEC Maximum Working Insulation Voltage Viorm (VPEAK) 630.0
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